Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican Senate candidate, attends a sheep judging at the 2014 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 8, 2014.
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Quiz: Close race in corn country


With Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin retiring, Republicans are looking to make a pickup in the Hawkeye State in November. Republican Joni Ernst, an Iowa state senator and Army veteran, is facing off against Democrat Bruce Braley, a congressman and former lawyer. The race is one of the tightest in the country, and outside groups on both sides have been spending heavily. Ernst has been trying to paint Braley as an out-of-touch liberal elite lawyer, while Braley has portrayed Ernst as an extreme right-winger who wants to ban abortion. Now let’s see how much you know about this pivotal race:

More details on her plans for this amendment were revealed in an audio recording of Ernst from 2013 that recently surfaced.

Braley was quick to point out that he apologized to Sen. Grassley right away.

msnbc deemed this one of the most memorable campaign ads of 2014.

Ernst, on the other hand, said she would repeal Obamacare.

Since this is one of the tightest races of the midterms and an early 2016 presidential primary state, political figures from both parties have been traveling to Iowa to campaign.

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